United States gubernatorial elections, 1991

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United States Gubernatorial elections, 1991
United States
1990 ←
November 5, 1991 (KY and MS), October 19, 1991 and November 16, 1991 (LA)
→ 1992

Governorships of KY, LA and MS
  Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 28 governorships 20 governorships
Seats before 28 20
Seats after 28 20
Seat change ±0 ±0

1991 Gubernatorial election map.svg

  Republican pickups
  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups

The 1991 United States gubernatorial elections were held on November 5, 1991 in three states — Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Prior to the elections, Democrats held two seats and Republicans one. The national balance of power did not change as a result of the elections, but the balance of power shifted in two states.

Election results[edit]

A bolded state name features an article about the specific election.

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky Wallace G. Wilkinson Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Brereton Jones (Democratic) 64.7%
Larry Hopkins (Republican) 35.3%
Louisiana Buddy Roemer Republican Defeated in primary (26.5%), Democratic victory Edwin Edwards (Democratic) 33.7% (61.2% in runoff)
David Duke (Republican) 31.7% (38.3% in runoff)
Buddy Roemer (Republican) 28%
Clyde C. Holloway (Republican) 5.3%
Sam S. Jones (Democratic) 0.8%
Ed Karst (no party) 0.6%
Mississippi Ray Mabus Democratic Defeated, 47.6% Kirk Fordice (Republican) 50.8%
Shawn O'Hara (Independent) 1.6%

Note: Candidates' vote percentages rounded to the nearest tenth of one percent. Candidates earning 0.05% or more of the vote are included.